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Who killed the corset?

This interesting article brings a new contender forward as a possible leader for the abolishment of corsetry in the early 1900s – Mme Margaine-Lacroix. As early as 1899 she was producing what she called the ‘robe-sylphide’. Advertised as being “ sans corset” (without … Continue reading

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A Reason for Pyjamas…

When I first spotted this image of a woman in pyjamas I thought it was from the 1920s, but upon closer inspection you can see that the woman is running from a Zeppelin attack! The first successful raid on London by a Zeppelin … Continue reading

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Underwear as cocktail wear – British Nylon Fair, 1960

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As Seen In – Fishnet undies, c. 1970s

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Waist Management Opens at PAMA November 1

Waist Management opened this weekend at the Peel Region Art Gallery, Museum, and Archives, and runs until February 16, 2015. Click here for more information.

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1950 German commercial from Felina – maker of foundation garments

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Waisted opportunity

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is being renamed the Museum of Canadian History and accompanying the name change is an alteration in the mandate. The fallout of this change is that ‘Undressed’ an exhibition chronicling 350 years of underwear from … Continue reading

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L’Eggs eggs 1969-1991

A snippet from my clipping files from the July 10, 1991 Toronto Star, noted that L’Eggs announced its plastic egg-shaped packaging was being discontinued in favour of a more environmentally friendly cardboard packet. L’Eggs held a 55% share of the … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – The Wonderbra

The Wonderbra story began in 1939 when Moe Nadler founded the Canadian Lady Corset Company in Montreal. With a shortage of elastic during World War II, Nadler acquired the license to an American patented bra design that used diagonal support … Continue reading

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Half Dressed

It’s funny how sometimes things happen together. I came across the image of a ‘half-dressed’ woman from 1940, and two days later a similar image from 1900 showed up…

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